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  • NAND flash contract prices see modest drop in 1H December, says DRAMeXchange

    Bits + chips | 9h 59min ago

  • Global storage market to reach US$38 billion in 2014, says Western Digital

    IT + CE | 10h ago

  • SMIC builds Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chips using 28nm

    Bits + chips | 10h 3min ago

  • Globalfoundries and Cadence deliver first SoC enablement solution featuring ARM Cortex-A17 processor in 28nm-SLP process

    Bits + chips | 10h 4min ago

  • Taiwan science parks January-October total revenues up 3.61% on year, says MOST

    Bits + chips | 10h 6min ago

  • Unitech expands HDI-board capacity

    Bits + chips | 10h 7min ago

  • PV equipment book-to-bill ratio stays below parity in 3Q14, says SEMI

    Bits + chips | 10h 22min ago

  • Xiaomi smartphone finding it difficult to step out of China

    Before Going to Press | 10h 33min ago

  • Notebook orders from Russia decreasing, says Taiwan ODMs

    Before Going to Press | 10h 34min ago

  • ACES Electronics invests in NTGEC to tap China automotive connector market

    Before Going to Press | 10h 35min ago

  • Japan smartphone panel makers bring price competitive pressure on China and Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 10h 36min ago

  • SMIC builds Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chips using 28nm

    Before Going to Press | 10h 36min ago

  • Some China PV module makers replace Taiwan-made solar cells with Southeast Asia-made models

    Before Going to Press | 10h 36min ago

  • LED light bulb prices fall in Europe, China markets

    Before Going to Press | 10h 38min ago

  • NAND flash contract prices see modest drop in 1H December, says DRAMeXchange

    Before Going to Press | 10h 39min ago

  • Global Ultra HD TV penetration to rise to 14.2%, says WitsView

    Before Going to Press | 10h 39min ago

  • Demand for 8-inch fab equipment rises

    Before Going to Press | 10h 40min ago

  • PV equipment book-to-bill ratio stays below parity in 3Q14, says SEMI

    Before Going to Press | 10h 40min ago

  • Taiwan market: LG launches 42- to 55-inch smart digital signage

    Before Going to Press | 10h 41min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Top-3 China based server vendors may ship 2 million units in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 10h 41min ago

  • Taiwan market: FET expects 4G user base to exceed 1.0 million at end of 2014, says president

    Before Going to Press | 10h 42min ago

  • US final anti-dumping, anti-subsidization taxation excludes solar-grade wafers

    Before Going to Press | 10h 42min ago

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Business software vendor SAP looks to team up with Taiwan cloud data centers

Dec 16, 22:09

Enterprise software and service provider SAP is looking to sign a number of strategic alliance agreements with Taiwan-based cloud data centers in 2005, driven by growing demand for cloud applications from small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), according Janice Lai, general manager of SAP Taiwan.

SAP Taiwan general manager Janice Lai

Wistron, Quanta, Inventec to enhance software R&D capability

Dec 10, 15:15

Notebook ODM Wistron will set up a software R&D center with 200 engineers initially in southern Taiwan, while fellow maker Quanta Computer will expand software R&D manpower to support production of data center servers to compete for orders for setting up private or private/public hybrid cloud...

China software industry revenues reach nearly CNY3 trillion in January-October, says MIIT

Dec 5, 10:50

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.985 trillion (US$485 billion) in January-October 2014, growing 20.3% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

SNSplus seeing success in Thailand gaming market

Dec 4, 15:45

SNSplus, a Taiwan-based operator of online Web and mobile gaming services, has seen significant achievements in the Thailand market since its entry in 2010, according to the company.

India software market shows signs of revival, says IDC

Dec 2, 14:41

Due to political stability and economic revival, India's software market witnessed an improved first-half 2014 compared to a slow first-half 2013. According to IDC, the India software market registered an on-year growth of 10.7% in first-half 2014. The sweeping win of the BJP Government in the 2014...

Insyde expects good revenue contribution from smart PC stick business

Newswatch - Dec 1, 21:30

Taiwan-based BIOS designer Insyde Software expects its 2015 revenues to benefit from Taiwan-based channel distributor Lemel's smart PC stick, which Lemel has jointly developed with Intel, because of the product's better-than-expected sales in the first month after launch, according to a Chinese-language...

Foxconn to cooperate with Alibaba, 21 Vianet to set up Wi-Fi network in southwestern China

Nov 28, 11:19

Foxconn Electronics, Alibaba and 21 Vianet Group on November 26 jointly signed with the city government of Guiyang, southwestern China, to set up a citywide network of Wi-Fi hot spots to provide free Internet-access services, according to Foxconn.

China market: VMware tying up with China Telecom to offer hybrid cloud services

Nov 28, 11:06

VMware has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China Telecom and will begin to provide VMware hybrid cloud services through China Telecom's networks starting January 2015, according to company vice president and president of Greater China, David Sung.

David Sung, vice president and president of Greater China, VMware

China market: Online search value over CNY15 billion in 3Q14, says Analysys

Nov 24, 22:01

Online search engines in the China market generated total revenues of CNY15.68 billion (US$2.54 billion) in the third quarter of 2014, increasing by 11.7% on quarter and by 39.0% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

China market: Mobile gaming revenues over CNY7.2 billion in 3Q14, says Analysys

Nov 24, 15:26

Mobile gaming service operators in the China market generated total revenues of CNY7.265 billion (US$1.18 billion) during the third quarter of 2014, increasing 9.2% on quarter and 86.8% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

China market: B2B e-commerce trades in 3Q14 valued at CNY4.85 billion, says Analysys

Nov 24, 10:39

In the China market, B2B (business to business) e-commerce services generated a total transaction value of CNY4.85 billion (US$787 million) in the third quarter of 2014, growing 7.1% on quarter and 33.2% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

China market: Online advertising value over CNY43 billion in 3Q14, says Analysys

Nov 21, 11:10

Providers of online advertising services in the China market generated total revenues of CNY43.55 billion (US$7.06 billion) in third-quarter 2014, growing 16.7% sequentially and 51.4% on year, according to Analysys International.

Inventec plans to launch cloud computing services via cooperation with Microsoft

Nov 19, 15:45

Inventec is talking with Microsoft about cooperation to integrate Microsoft-developed cloud computing software with Inventec hardware to launch related services in 2015, with target users to be small-to-medium-size enterprises in Taiwan and China, according to the company, adding that Inventec is setting...

Inventec pushes cloud computing services

Microsoft ending support for Windows Server 2003 expected to drive replacement of servers, say Taiwan makers

Nov 19, 14:55

Microsoft plans to end technical support for Windows Server 2003 in July 2015 and this is expected to drive global demand for replacing or upgrading more than 10 million Windows Server 2003 servers, according to industry sources.

Commentary: Foxconn strives to rekindle its e-commerce business

Nov 17, 11:15

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has tried again to build up its e-commerce business by removing its flagship online store, flnet.com, from its host web in China, the Alibaba-run T-Mall.com, and enhanced the presence of flnet.com by promoting "Double 11" Single's Day online...

Addcn Technology looking for partners to sell real estate online in Malaysia

Nov 13, 16:02

Taiwan-based Addcn Technology, an operator of online trading platforms for game items, real estate and clothing, is currently in talks with Internet service providers in Malaysia, aiming to introduce its real estate trading platform, 591.com.tw, into Malaysia, according to company president Ason Wu.

Alibaba sells over CNY57 billion worth of goods on Double 11 online shopping festival

Nov 12, 15:03

China-based Alibaba Group has announced that total sales concluded through its online shopping platform on the single day of the "Double 11" (November 11, 2014) shopping festival amounted to CNY57.11 billion (US$9.34 billion), an increase of 57.75% from CNY36.2 billion recorded a year earl...

Alibaba posts total transaction value on a signboard

Alibaba building up cloud computing, Big Data services

Nov 11, 15:52

Cloud computer and Big Data services will play an important role of future development of China-based Alibaba Group, according to industry sources.

Alibaba preparing for upcoming global Double 11 online shopping holiday

Nov 10, 22:23

The upcoming so-called "Double 11" online shopping holiday in China will be a crucial test for China-based Internet service giant Alibaba Group Holding after the group debuted on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) recently, according to industry sources. The Double 11 shopping festival, which...

Gamania Digital obtains 51% stake in Jollywiz Digital

Nov 4, 00:45

Taiwan-based online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment on November 3 announced the investment of NT$130 million (US$4.28 million) to acquire a 51% stake in Jollywiz Digital Tech, a Taiwan-based e-commerce operator to sell merchandise for partnering brands and help clients sell...

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom, Elta Technology cooperate to launch hievent

Oct 29, 14:25

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on October 28 announced the launch of hievent, an online video streaming service for enterprise users, through cooperation with Elta Technology, a Taiwan-based integrator and distributor of digital HD content.

CyberLink reports profit for January-September

Stockwatch - Oct 29, 12:04

Digital multimedia software solution developer CyberLink has posted net earnings per share (EPS) of NT$4.87 (US$0.16) for January-September.

China software January-September revenues total nearly CNY2.7 trillion, says MIIT

Oct 29, 11:21

China's software industry generated revenues of CNY2.682 trillion (US$435 billion) in January-September 2014, growing 20.6% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

PChome Store teams up with TenPay to tap China market

Oct 24, 11:58

PChome Store, an online retail operator belonging to the PChome Online Group, on October 23 announced that PChomePay, its subsidiary third-party e-payment service, will form a partnership with fellow provider TenPay, a subsidiary of China-based Internet service operator Tencent, to facilitate consumers...

Worldwide revenues for marketing software solutions growing to more than US$32 billion in 2018, says report

Oct 20, 16:12

Revenues for marketing software solutions are expected to grow from approximately US$20.2 billion in 2014 to more than US$32.3 billion in 2018, with a CAGR of 12.4%. From 2014-2018, organizations will spend a total of US$130 billion on software for marketing departments, according to IDC.

Taiwan 3Q14 international Internet bandwidth rises to over 1.4Tbps, says TWNIC

Oct 20, 11:18

Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 17 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 1.422Tbps as of the end of the third quarter of 2014, increasing 0.64% on quarter and 21.87% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan...

Government IT spending in India forecast to reach US$7.2 billion in 2015, says Gartner

Oct 13, 16:19

Government IT spending in India will total US$7.2 billion in 2015, a 5% increase over 2014, according to Gartner. Government IT spending is on pace to total US$6.6 billion in 2014.

Apple 12-inch tablet may adopt Mac OS, iOS-integrated operating system

Oct 6, 21:52

Apple's rumored 12-inch tablet, which is said to be scheduled for release in 2015, may become the vendor's first device to feature an operating system that integrates Mac OS and iOS, according to rumors in the upstream supply chain. However, the rumor was not confirmed by Apple.

Acer focuses BYOC on B2B

Oct 3, 14:57

Acer has decided to focus build your own cloud (BYOC) business development on B2B (business to business) and IoT (Internet of Things) on health care, telecom, automobiles and smart homes, according to the company.

New Wintel platforms may impact 4Q14 PC demand

Oct 2, 18:54

Microsoft and Intel's plans to release new platforms in the first half of 2015 are expected to affect demand for PCs in the fourth quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Samsung to host Tizen developer conference in China

Oct 2, 11:03

Samsung Electronics will host a Tizen Developer Summit in Shanghai, China, during October 20-21, to promote the Tizen OS among China-based IT vendors and application developers, according to South Korea-based Aju Business Daily.

Windows 10 expected to have limited effect on boosting notebook demand

Oct 2, 10:18

Commenting on Microsoft's latest operating system, some notebook component makers are taking a pessimistic attitude about Windows 10 helping to boost notebook demand and expect overall notebook shipments to only grow 5-10% on year in 2015.

Microsoft unveils Windows 10

Oct 1, 14:43

Microsoft has unveiled its next operating system, Windows 10, and gave a first look at an early technical preview for the PC available. The announcement highlighted advancements designed for business, including an updated user experience and enhanced security and management capabilities. The company...

Quanta to establish service center in Europe for server orders

Sep 29, 23:03

To compete for more datacenter server orders, Quanta Computer reportedly will establish a service center in Europe in October, helping its server business to cross North America, Asia and Europe, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Other Taiwan-based makers such as Wistron, Inventec,...

China software industry posts January-August revenues of CNY2.325 trillion, says MIIT

Sep 29, 14:20

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.325 trillion (US$377 billion) in January-August 2014, growing 21.5% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Foxconn to add investment of NT$392.07 million in subsidiary Altus Technology

Sep 29, 10:08

Foxconn Electronics will invest NT$392.07 million (US$13.0 million) to acquire 39.207 million new shares issued by Altus Technology, its subsidiary provider of IT services and solutions, to raise additional paid-in capital, according to Foxconn.

Digitimes Research: South Korea sets larger than global average goals for IoT development

Sep 24, 21:37

The South Korea government aims to increase the South Korea market value for the Internet of Things (IoT) from KRW2.3 trillion in 2013 to KRW30 trillion (US$28.9 billion) in 2020, much larger than Machina Research and Stracorp's projected five-fold growth in global IoT market value from US$200 billion...

Samsung to introduce Tizen to smart home-use electronics, LCD TVs in 2015

Sep 24, 16:28

Samsung Electronics will widely incorporate its Tizen OS in its smart home-use electronics and LCD TVs in 2015, in an attempt to boost the penetration of Tizen using its leading global market status, and to set up a platform for developing the Internet of Things, according to Taiwan-based supply chain...

Digitimes Research: Alibaba faced with difficulties expanding overseas

Sep 23, 16:25

China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba has strengthened its operations utilizing the use of mobile devices, with transactions concluded on its e-commerce platform through mobile devices accounting for 32% of its total online sales in the second quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Microsoft launches Xbox One

Sep 23, 14:52

Microsoft launched Xbox One in the Taiwan market on September 23 and will launch at least 50 new games by the end of 2014, with 20 titles specifically based on the Xbox platform and 18 titles with a Chinese-language interface, according to Microsoft Taiwan president Steven Shao.

Foxconn donates 3 smart classrooms in Taiwan

Sep 18, 15:13

Foxconn Electronics will donate hardware, software, integrated system platforms and high-speed Internet to set up smart e-learning classrooms in three senior high schools in Taiwan.

MediaTek and Opera Software partner to extend consumer data plans

Sep 18, 12:06

MediaTek and Opera Software have jointly announced that Opera Max, a data-savings app for Android phones, will be embedded into MediaTek's LTE SoC (system on chip) solutions. The first two MediaTek SoCs to be shipped with Opera Max are the 64-bit MT6752 and MT6732 chips.

Rakuten Taiwan introduces Taiwan online stores to Singapore

Sep 17, 15:09

Rakuten Taiwan on September 16 announced that it has helped 27 Taiwan-based online store operators offer more than 5,000 items for sale in the Singapore market through Rakuten Singapore.

Insyde to see increasing orders for Intel-based white-box tablets

Sep 15, 22:27

Taiwan-based BIOS designer Insyde Software is expected to benefit from orders for Intel-based Android white-box tablets, as the CPU giant gradually expands its presence in the Android tablet market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

More than 75% of mobile applications will fail basic security tests through 2015, says Gartner

Sep 15, 15:35

Through 2015, more than 75% of mobile applications will fail basic security tests, according to Gartner. Enterprise employees download from app stores and use mobile applications that can access enterprise assets or perform business functions, and these applications have little or no security assurances...

Acer looking to reach five million BYOC users by end of 2014

Sep 15, 14:10

Acer's Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform currently has three million users and the number is estimated to reach five million by the end of 2014 and to surpass 10 million in 2015, according to BYOC business manager Maverick Shih.

Maverick Shih, manager of Acer BYOC business

Software market revenues increase 6.3% in 2Q14, says IDC

Sep 11, 11:16

Results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) show the worldwide storage software market increased 6.3% on year during the second quarter of 2014. Revenues during the quarter totaled nearly US$3.8 billion.

Acer expands IT services abroad, says CEO

Sep 5, 15:47

Acer, in line with transforming its business from purely PC marketing to integrated hardware, software and services, has extended IT maintenance and other IT services to overseas markets such as Thailand and the Philippines, according to company CEO Jason Chen.

Tencent invests in medical web portal DXY

Sep 3, 16:02

China-based Internet service provider Tencent has invested US$70 million in DXY, China's leading medical, pharmaceutical and life science Web portal, according to Tencent.

Foxconn to invest in signature technology developer AirSig

Sep 3, 15:39

Foxconn Electronics will invest US$2 million to acquire a 10% stake in AirSig, a Taiwan-based developer of digital signing technology, and apply the technology to information security for mobile devices, according to AirSig.

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